Academy Award-nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists. In the unlikely romance Maudie, reclusive Everett Lewis (Hawke) hires the fragile yet determined Maudie (Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with arthritic hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family.
“A romantic drama with a scruffy integrity … benefits greatly from the prickly rapport between Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.” – Tim Grierson, Screen Daily
She also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett and Maude find themselves falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man, and her surprising rise to fame as an acclaimed folk painter and beloved member of her community. (Dir. by Aisling Walsh, 2016, Ireland/Canada, 115 mins., Rated PG-13)